Eduardo Perales is a leader in physical commodities within the dairy industry. He has over 10+ years experience in commodity sales, risk management, strategic marketing, sales, P and L administration, and business planning. His current activities include managing new business and market development for food and feed ingredients along with overseeing logistics and sales operations. Eduardo has solid knowledge of international trade, agricultural commodities trading and finance practices applied in world markets.
Eduardo received his MBA in Business Administration from Tecnológico de Monterrey and completed his a BA in International Business at Universidad Contemporánea.
James is a leader in the Ethanol Industry and Ag Retail Industry. He brings 20+ years of experience to the team; having worked in a myriad of leadership roles including COO of Pearl City Elevator and GM of Landmark Agronomy Services, Board of Director with the WCPA (Wisconsin Crop Production Association) along with Green County Mutual Insurance, and, since 2008, has served as Board of Director with the United Ethanol Plant (Milton, WI). Currently, James is CEO of Strategic Agricultural Consultants. He provides industry expertise working with Ag Retailer and Farm Suppliers to help assure and improve their continued success. James also has a successful track record with regional cooperatives, along with owning and building two of his own Ag Retail Farm Supply plants.
During James’ career, three plants under his supervision were awarded “Environmental Respect Awards” by DuPont, along with earning his Agronomy Division the “Ag Retailer of the Year Award” by the ARA (Ag Retailer Association).
Justin Jacques is a Learning and Change professional/Mental Health professional with over 10 years of experience working with organizations and at various levels of government. Currently, Justin works as the Assistant Director of counseling and Wellness at the University of North Texas at Dallas. He also has extensive experience providing organizational development interventions, trainings, and executive level consultation. For 4 years, Justin was Operations Manager and Clinical Director at the City and County of Denver Office of Employee Assistance. Justin completed his Certificate in Learning and Organizational Change from Northwestern University. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a master’s degree in counseling. Justin completed his undergraduate degree in Health Promotions and Wellness from the University of Northern Iowa.
Dr. Reza Imamidoost has 15+ years experience as an animal nutritionist.
Animal nutrition is his greatest passion on all his carriers. He has offered farm management services to dairy, beef, small ruminants and poultry farms for many years. Dr. Imamidoost has also worked as a Veterinarian and Biotechnology Technologist. He is also a computer programmer. With his knowledge in animal science, biotechnology and computer science, he loves to work on bioinformatics to decipher many hidden messages Mother Nature has hidden in animal genomics. He helps us to produce a competitive feed product to be used in commercial livestock farms. Dr. Imamidoost graduated from the University of Tehran with a degree in Veterinarian Medicine. He also studied Animal Science and Animal Nutrition at the University of Guelph. At Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, Dr. Imamidoost earned an advanced diploma in Biotechnology.
Grant is a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario. Currently, Grant has worked at Zeton Inc for 5+ years as a project manager. He partners with companies to design and fabricate pilot and demonstration plants for processes and technologies on the leading edge in areas such as alternative fuels, ethylene production and polymer production. Grant graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelors of Applied Sciences in Chemical Engineering.
Mr. Park is a Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP), with additional (CHP) certifications at the highest level in Portfolio Analytics & Risk Management. He also attended the Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business (Leadership & Management) and has served in executive leadership positions for over 20 years. Mr. Parks has closed several acquisitions and multimillion-dollar lines of credit from hedge funds; as well as negotiated and/or closed many mergers, strategic partnerships, license and/or sponsored research agreements and joint ventures. As an experienced practitioner of business strategy, he has read, studied and applied numerous books and countless articles relating to business strategy (According to the Wall Street Journal, the most sought after executive skill set is strategic thinking).